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CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 1:00pm EDT
understand why christopher stevens went to libya, his passion for the country and his mission. he believes no talent is too big our too hard in our national security or value is at stake. that is what is in stake at the best at stake in libya. we will do our best to answer your -- that is what is at stake in libya. we will do our best to answer your questions. there may be information that is classified and can only be dealt with in classified sessions. as secretary clinton has said. the american people expect that the family who lost loved ones -- families who lost loved ones deserve an accurate accounting. we lost friends and colleagues, a cross section of those who put their lives on the line every day. in the inherently dangerous work of diplomatic service to our nation. the secretary has already appointed a review board and is working to determine if our security systems and procedures where appropriate in light of the threat environment and whether they were properly implemented. the secretary has asked us to work as quickly and transparency as pot -- transparently as possib
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:45am EDT
dictatorship. chris stevens love his work. he took pride in the country he served anti sought dignity in the people that he met. two weeks ago, he traveled to establish a new cultural center and build a hospital. that is when the compound came under attack, along with three of his colleagues, chris was killed in the city that he helped to save. he was 52 years old. a study this story because chris stevens embody the best of america. like his fellow foreign service officers, he built divisions -- he built bridges across oceans. he is deeply invested in the vision that the united nations represents. he acted with humility, but he also stood up for a set of principles. a belief that individuals should be free to determine their own destiny and live with liberty, and dignity, justice, and opportunities. the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we receive from the libyan government and from the libyan people. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. i also appreciate t
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 3:41pm EDT
time. ambassador stevens once described this as "a time of great excitement as the libyan people first experienced freedom, but also a time of significant trepidation for what might come next." ambassador stevens obviously was correct. ambassador kennedy, benghazi was the cradle of the revolution. could you explain the importance of the diplomatic mission in libya and the special post in benghazi? >> thank you, sir. benghazi was the cradle of the revolution. there are essentially two major parts of libya, east and west. in order to help the libyans move forward, to help them take advantage of their new-found freedom and build a democratic structure, we could not hunker down and, we could not stay out. as i mentioned earlier, the state department has to go into harm's way. if we're going to advance u.s. national security interests, we cannot retreat, we have to go, to use the colloquialism, we have to go where the action is. we will take every step we can to mitigate the risk to the personal abroad, but we cannot and those risks, we cannot stay out of the action, we have to go there and
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
and she has a child. >> character named tommy stevens. who is he? >> mr. tommy stevens is the heart and soul of "detropia." he's a retired school teacher. he is a black middle class man who could leave detroit but doesn't. he owns the last black-owned blues bar in detroit. on the east side of detroit it's called the raven lounge. he opens every friday and saturday nights. some people come and sometimes they don't. it was a really busy business. he's watched as industry has failed. he watched his customers go away. he's an interesting guy to look at because the proximity of the plant. just because he's an amazing street philosopher. [video clip]. >> capitalism is a great system. i love it. but, it exploits the weak. always does. unfortunately. you know, one of the sociologist i used to read back in the 1960s, said that the upper class needed the middle class to buckle the poor. that if you take the middle class away, the upper class will have problems from your lower class. you got to think about it now. only 2% of americans exceed $300,000 a year. if you wipe out the middle class th
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this is just over four hours. >> the committee will come to order. would you please take your seats? perhaps most appropriately today and the oversight committee mission statement reads "we exist to secure two fundamental principles. first, that americans have a right to know that the money washington takes from them is well spent. second, americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. our duty on the oversight and government reform committee is to protect these rights. solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers, because taxpayers have a right to know what they get from their government. so it's our job to work tirelessly in partnership with citizen watchdogs, delivered the facts to the american people, and bring genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy." this is the mission of the government oversight and reform committee. on september 11, 2012, careful you are brave americans serving their country were murdered by terrorists in benghazi, libya. tyrone would spent two decades as a
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
. ambassador chris stevens, who was killed in libya. on iran, the president said the u.s. would do what they must to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. his remarks were about 30 minutes. [applause] >> on behalf of the general assembly, i would be honored to welcome to the united nations, his excellency, barack obama, president of united states of america and invite him to address the assembly. >> mr. president, mr. secretary-general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. chris was born in a town in california. the son of a lawyer and a musician.
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
christopher stevens and three other americans were killed in the benghazi attacks. turning to syria, the u.n. envoy to syria said the syrian government and some rubble leaders have agreed to a ceasefire. he says that the government of president assad will issue a statement on a truce today or tomorrow. the fighting in syria has killed more than 34,000 people since march of last year. united states navy warship has rescued five filipino fisherman. they were standing on the roof of their sinking vote. united states embassy spokeswoman in manila says the fishing vote started taking on water the previous day. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> what he just said is not true. >> briefly, senator, you need to do a better job of explaining your own record. you are really messing up my record. you are looking at somebody else. and it is a shame. senator, the people of the state of florida are tired of you saying one thing to them, and then going back to washington, d.c. and voting with barack obama 98% of the time. they are tired of that. the one to to look them in th
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
. ambassador stevens was very friendly. he did not want to travel a run with a large entourage, he wanted to connect with the people. in the to balance that. there is risk involved with that. i think what happened is there's not adequate protection in place for the ambassador. for the level of threat. host: you mentioned eric nordstrom. he testified this week, he was the former regional security officer in libya, the ring that took place, you can see it on c- span. what else did you learn from guest: this:the complexity of the situation -- guest: it was an evolving situation, we rely heavily on the host nation partners to provide a lot of security to support us. and try to figure out who was a friend of the united states. was a former khadafy regime official. it was very difficult and very challenging. and the capability for libyans, the wanted to do that. but the capability to provide that was lacking. host: eric nordstrom testified this week. here is what yet to say about security and then got a. >> for me and my staff, it was abundantly clear we were not born to get resources until the
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
stevens and three other brave americans were killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi. the state department has made clear there were no protesters there. it was a preplanned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this a massive intelligence failure? >> chris stevens was one of our best. we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. we will get to the bottom of it and wherever the facts lead us, we will make clear, whatever mistakes were made will not be made again. you should take a look at his most important responsibility. that is caring for the national security of the country. take a look at how he has handled the issues of the day. on iraq, the president has said he would end the war. governor romney said that was a tragic mistake. we should have left 30,000 troops there. with regard to afghanistan, he said he will end the war in 2014. governor romney said we should not set a date. when it came to osama bin laden, the president, the first day in office, i was sitting with him in the oval office and he called in the cia, my highest priority is to get bin laden. prior
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 10:00am EDT
reference. hosting our discussion today is dr. steven bucci. his focus is special operations and cyber security. he commanded the third battalion fifth special forces and also became the military assistant to donald rumsfeld. at his retirement, -- prior to joining us, he was a leading consultant on cyber security. please welcome the in -- join me in welcoming steven bucci. [applause] >> we have a very timely subjects to discuss, and i think we have a great panel of experts that will be doing be discussing to get us started. i have been interested in this because one of the first things i did was testified before congress about the weapons of mass destruction threat that syria and the somewhat untimely demise might pose. i am interested to hear the answer to one of the questions i was asked. i want to tell you -- won't tell you, but we will hear what the experts have to say. we will have a minute or two for a short wrap up. those of you that have not been the panels have moderated before, if you get past the second piece of the english language and i don't hear a question mark, i
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 10:00am EDT
the u.s. air force. he leaves behind a widow and two young children. ambassador chris stevens, a man i had known personally during his tours, u.s. ambassador to libya, ventured into a volatile and dangerous situation as libyans revolted against the longtime khaddafi regime. he did so because he believed the people of libya wanted and deserved the same things we have, freedom from tyranny. we join here today expressing from this side of the desk our deepest sympathy for the loss of life of the families in libya. additionally, other americans were injured in this terrorist attack. some suffering very serious injuries. i spoke to the father of one american who is recovering in the united states military hospital. he hopefully will have a full recovery, but he has gone through supplemental surgeries that will require a long recuperation and long reconstruction. mr. davis state department began a process of coming clean about what occurred in benghazi -- yesterday the state department began the process. they issued a broad and definitive statement, headed by ambassador kennedy, and they m
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. ambassador stevens was an avid runner and played tennis ambassador stevens was an avid runner and played tennis as well. thw sst was heavily involved when he ran. i ran with him on several occasions. the sst provided an important link for the country team to soc africa. there was a good exchange of information between soc africa and the rso. there was a great relationship. i reported three times a week through video teleconference and sent daily situation reports. i have the communications ability to provide a direct link to soc africa. i no longer have the emails or documents, as much of this was on their servers and computers. most of this is from memory. the state department's decision not to extend sst security beyond the fifth of august, terminated our work in this capacity. we were in the process of changing title back to 10. we were continually updated with reports i sent to my military chain of command. the rso sent information on security and threats in a similar matter up his chain of command. while the sound of gunfire subsided from february to april, the situation remains uns
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
stevens and his colleagues represented the best of america, and he is right. we all mourn their loss. the attacks against us in libya were not an isolated incident. they were accompanied by anti- american riots in nearly two dozen other countries, most in the middle east, but also in africa and asia. our embassies have been attacked, our flag has been burned, many of our citizens have been threatened and driven from their overseas homs by vicious mons chardon "death to america." these mobs which did the black banner of islamic extremism on the anniversary of 9/11. as the dust settles, as the murdered are buried, americans are asking how this happened. how the threats we face have grown worse, and what this calls on america to do. these are the right questions. i have come here today to offer a larger perspective on these tragic recent events, and to share with you, and to share with all americans, my vision for a freer, more prosperous, and more peaceful world. the attacks on america last month should not be seen as random acts. they are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing ou
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
something that i thought was important. you asked about ambassador stevens, a skilled career diplomat, and how he dealt with threats related to security. we told me that when there was a perceived threat in his running, he ceased running. when you and the colonel came up with an acceptable way to continue basin where he went, he ran again, but only under your authority and recommendation, is that correct? >> it is correct, chairman. >> did he do what you thought when you recommended it? did he change it at any time based on what you thought was best for his security? >> at no time or any concerns raised to me by ambassador stevens. the colonel, a senior member of the team, there were general concerns there might be over his schedule. one of wall received this morning was posted to facebook, we came across that threat as a result. senator mccain came out to post to review the elections, in early july. my point is that he was absolutely responsive when he referred to our concerns. >> thank you. yesterday you told us in testimony that you received from mr. nordstrom a recommendation, but
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, ambassador stevens and three other brave americans were killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi. the state department has made clear there were no protesters there. it was a preplanned assault by heavily armed men. massivehis a intelligence failure? >> chris stevens was one of our best. we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. we will get to the bottom of it and whatever the facts lead us, we will make clear, whatever mistakes were made will not be made again. you should take a look at his most important responsibility. that is caring for the national security of the country. take a look at how he has handled the issues of the day. on iraq, the president has said he would end the war. governor romney said that was a tragic mistake. we should have left 30,000 troops there. with regard to afghanistan, he said he will end the war in 2014. governor romney said we should not set a date. when it came to osama bin laden, the president, the first day in office, i was sitting with them in the oval office and he called in the cia, my highest priority is to get bin laden. prior t
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
sure that people understand, this is not libyans, this is not islam. we respect ambassador stevens. i personally worked with him as a u.s. envoy. he was very much loved and respected in libya. but the question remains, why the violence in libya? and of course, we saw it in tunisia and other countries. i bring up the issue of traumatized transition nations. we have to work with these groups and address the issue of identity. on the ground, this is one of the biggest issues civil society is coming together with. in most cases, there is an assumption, in order to receive funding or beat it accepted by western nations, you have to distance herself from religion. the exception has been in libya where you have seen some groups stepped out. in particular, there is a network of some of the most respected people in libya who have been very active in terms of issuing statements. even after the revolution, in 2011, the network issued a statement to promote international women's rights. so here we have a country in the midst of a revolution for freedom and they took a step back to talk about wome
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. eastern on c-span. >> democrat steven horsford and debate.rkanian this was hosted by pbs. >> good evening. for the next 30 minutes, i will be moderating a debate between the democratic and republican candidates running in 4th congressional district. they will make opening and closing statements. they will respond to questions that i will ask of each candidate. now, i would like to introduce the candidates participating in the debate. they are democratic state senate majority peter steven horsford and republican danny tarkanian. let us begin. mr. tarkanian, a coin toss determine your up first. >> thank you and thank you to pbs for hosting this debate and giving people an opportunity to hear from their candid about important issues. these are part of forms for the public to see the differences and the contrast between each of the candidates. this is so important that i offered to debate my opponent and each of the different counties in which this district represents. this is a large we did the largest and most diverse districts in the state with a lot of different interests -- this
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
today who is running the campaigns. the strategy, the messaging, and the advertising was stevens. he is a nice guy. it has been misguided from the first day. if this is a referendum on president obama and the economy, there was a threshold level of comfort and trust that people had to have in the alternative. when the romney campaign decided to focus everything from as soon as they won the nomination on the economy without building him v upbuildingoters --, undecided voters knew nothing about mitt romney other than he was a rich businessman. they did not know if he was trustworthy. the romney campaign did not go ith testimonial ads in june to put the meat on the bone so he could reach the press hold level of comfort with voters. the obama campaign guns in. plant closings, layoffs, outsourcing, income tax returns. they take a baseball bat in beat romney's brains in in the six or seven swing states. that is why his numbers were upside down. why they did that i do not know. i have been asking that question since june. it was a huge miscalculation. the romney campaign family interven
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
american ambassador christopher stevens and three others. these images echo the worst -- the recall those moments in 1979 with the taking of american hostages at the embassy in iran. u.s. taxpayers as an enormous 1.6 billion doris to egypt, -- $1.6 billion to egypt, which is now run by a former member of the muslim brotherhood. should the u.s. give up foreign aid to these nations, mr. sadler? >> no. not now, we have a fledgling government being formed a. with egypt withholding funds, the editorial board agreed is time for us to stop the old on that aid. it is in our best interests to stay involved. if we do not stay involved, russia, china, and other countries with in this world will i do not think to cut off the aid. >> mr. cruz? >> this is another area of clear disagreement. we should not be funding those who are contrary to our interest. the only justification for continuing that aid or any portion of it is it to protect national security interests of the united states. we should use that aid as extensive leverage to protect national security interest. we should not be writing a
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 10:30pm EDT
, but how it happened. first of all, ambassador stevens wrote to the secretary of state and others and said i know mr. are al qaeda cells here in libya, and i don't feel safe. those pleas were ignored. why did that happen? this white house and people like dr. ruiz, who are sympathizers and apologists for the greatness of america still believe that -- they believe that actually, if we apologize to our opponents, if we're just nice to them, they'll be nice to us in return. because of this our country is less safe, it is a much more dangerous place today than it was four years ago. >> thank you, congresswoman. dr. ruiz, you have 30 seconds to rebut. >> congresswoman continues to speak the language of gridlock. this is clear evidence why congress is broken. now, over and over she will repeat this incident in the city of plymouth, and it's a shame, it is a shame, it is a shame that you are trying to make me seem like i'm anti-american. >> six years, six years, six years. >> the beauty of america, for which my father and your uncles went to war for were to protect our ability to give voice t
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
safe. it is a tragic loss of the ambassador stevens. in florida, people are watching what is happening in the middle east. they want to see a positive direction in terms of foreign policy. the muslim community in central florida is paying a lot of attention. many of them have family members over there. they want to know the presidency will have a positive impact of the world wide and not negatively impact the american image abroad, whoever it is up being. host: what is the trigger point for a recount in florida? how likely is that? guest: florida has been through its fair share of election boondoggles over the years. there has been a strong push to improve the electoral process. we went through the issue of getting the digital voting machines on hand. nobody wants to hear anything about a hanging chad this election. some rain in the background of this election has been -- simmering in the back from this election has been the effort of governors got to purge voters not properly registered -- governor scott to purge voters not properly registered. tallahassee said they will mov
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
months before 9/11 of this year in libya and that attack that killed chris stevens and three others that were not dealt with. security was requested and denied. democrats tried to suggest that was because of republican cuts. that was made clear in the hearing, that the state department was not considering cuts as part of the problem. but security denied -- that is a state department problem. ultimately, hillary clinton, as the president said, answers to him. the problem was not that president obama failed to secure our assets in libya. the problem was the president obama and his surrogates, for weeks after libya, tried to link that attack to a video and a protest that never happened. the president might be offended by the assertion that that was a political decision but that is absolutely what it was. because it was continuously ignoring intelligence that everyone else had. intelligence from libya and intelligence from the state department that flew in the face of everything that the president and susan rice were saying for weeks. so the mess of libya is ongoing. for me, it is not e
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 3:05am EDT
it will be asked by steven koosmann. mr. koosmann, where are you, sir? you're right behind me as well. there we go. >> right next to the last. >> it seems that when we hear about issues of this campaign, it's usually medicare, social security or prescription drugs. as a college professor, i hear a lot of apathy amont young people who feel that there are no issues directed to them. and they don't plan to vote. how do you address that? >> we've got to change it. i spend a good deal of time talking to young people, and in my staard speech out there on the stump i usually end my speech by saying, i want to ask you for something and i want to direct it especially to the young people in the audience. ani want to tell you what i tell them. sometimes people who are very idealistic and have great dreams, as young people do, are apt to stay at arm's length from the political process because they think their good hearts might be brittle, and if they invest their hopes and allow themselves to believe, then they're gonna be let down and disappointed. but thank goodness we've always had enough peop
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
christopher stevens and three other americans." host: "and the administration account of the attack. the state department instead will send a trusted to rid diplomat along with three security officials. had the hearing, as they depart officials provide new details about the attack while asserting there was no way to predict or prevent the sustained assault." as we read from "the washington times," they took away any claims that this attack was due to protests about that video. that is a front page of "washington times." they also include a timeline, a brief chronology about the aftermath of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, if you are interested in that, in "the washington times." david miliband writes this morning -- host: that is some background for you before you tune in to the hearing. our coverage at noon today, that is when the hearing begins. chad, silver spring, maryland, independent. thanks for waiting, and what are your thoughts on this? caller: good morning, c-span. my main comments is that the whole purpose of affirmative action was to write a discriminatory policy over th
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 1:00pm EDT
about economic issues some more. >> i admire many justices. i admire justice stevens. justice roberts is a good justice too. the question is the approach to the law. did apply the constitution? our do they seek to impose our own political views on the bench. >> thank you. >> this question deals of the second amendment regarding second amendment rights. you support second amendment rights. you would want to protect the rights of hunters and sportsmen. explained why as semiautomatic is something gun advocates would seek to limit or ban? >> that is not my only concern at all. i want to preserve what the second amendment says, which is the right to own arms. that is an individual right, like the other list of the bill rights. that is what i am concerned with protecting. it is for purposes of self-defense. it does all sorts of purposes. what i think it's amazing is my opponent, when she represented this area in congress, she told everyone she kept her gun under her bed. it amazes me how she can do this 180 flip. by the way, in the most basic nra course, they tell you where to store your gun a
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
chaplain, reverend steven of annapolis, maryland. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty god, to whom all hearts are open and all desires known, we humbly ask that we may always prove ourselves a nation mindful and deserving of your favor. bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning and civil conversation. save us from violence, discord and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. defend our liberties and make into one united people the many. endow with wisdom those to whom you have entrusted the authority of government, that we may prosper at home and that we, through obedience to you, may be a blessing to all the earth. fill our hearts with gratitude when we are flourishing and let us not lose our confidence in you when we are not. accept and fulfill our petitions we pray not as we ask in our ignorance nor as we deserve but in your kindness and grace. amen. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-a of house resolution 788, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. the pledge will be led by the gentleman from california. >> i pledge
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
resulted in the death of the american ambassador christopher stevens and three others. these images echo the worst -- the recall those moments in 1979 with the taking of american hostages at the embassy in iran. u.s. taxpayers gave an enormous $1.6 billion to egypt, which is now run by a former member of the muslim brotherhood. should the u.s. give up foreign aid to these nations, mr. sadler? >> no. not now, we have a fledgling government being formed a. with egypt withholding funds, the editorial board agreed is time for us to stop the old on that aid. -- to stop the hold on that day. it is in our best interests to stay involved. if we do not stay involved, russia, china, and other countries with in this world will i do not think to cut off the aid. >> mr. cruz? >> this is another area of clear disagreement. we should not be funding those who are contrary to our interest. the only justification for continuing that aid or any portion of it is it to protect national security interests of the united states. we should use that aid as extensive leverage to protect national security inte
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
and the man and want to be president. let's begin with you. steven is on the phone from buffalo. a democrat. caller: basically, i feel the role of government is to protect our basic rights, and there is nothing more basic and clean air and clean water. this has been totally forgotten in the last years of debate. ecology is not even mentioned. this basically exemplifies modern man's complete dissociation and disconnection from the natural world to the point that nature distained reading is sustained. that is the basic difficulty. in fact, the attachment is so great, as even skewed perception of physical reality. you are constantly hearing the word growth and overbooking one simple fact. you cannot grow infinitely on a finite planet, fun and natural resources, especially water. all of these candidates are neglecting this. this is life itself, and it has nothing to do with the americans, or europeans, or india. it has to do with the human species. and our survival. i would like these candidates to address the one simple fact, what are you talking about when you consider energy more im
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 4:25am EDT
a question. where should i begin? there is a much to talk about. chris stevens is really an american hero, and i think anybody who knew him and knew what he was trying to do there would agree with that. he went to benghazi for a reason, because benghazi is really where these kinds of battles take place. these are battles between forces of extremism and forces of moderation. news flash, benghazi is a very dangerous place. he knew that and the state department knew that. that is why the secretary has appointed on accountability review board. that is why they're doing investigations to see if all the right decisions were taken. let me tell you also what happened after the ambassador was killed. tens of thousands of people marched in the streets of benghazi, and they said, with signs, chris stevens is our friend. they overran the militias. the president of libya ordered all militias to be shut down. this is a country going through an incredibly difficult time. from the premise of your question, it sounds as if you would rather have supported gaddafi's still being there. the fact
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 10:30pm EDT
ambassador stevens and others who lost their lives, they gai their lives for this country and for a vision of a better world. i do think that president obama was correct in working with our allies to see gaddafi removed in libya. that doesn't mean you hold up a mission accomplished banner. this is a complicated region and the future is uncertain. we know that the past was not serving anyone's security interests and not good for the people of libya, but the future is going to take a whole lot of work and so i think you stick to your principles you support democracy when you can, support transparency when you can and you keep working to make it a safer world but we all know that this is a very volatile region and there are no easy answers. >> representative wilson? >> over the last few months events over africa and the mideast have highlighted we are still living in a dangerous world. american foreign policy always must be reflective of our most deeply held beliefs, that means a belief in freedom. but at the same time when people rebel against despots, there's the opportunity and the
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
were repeated requests from stevens within hours of his death for reinforcements for security enhancements, two attacks prior to that, in a couple months, and biden goes on the debates and says they knew nothing about it. my understanding of national security -- of, anyway, my understanding is the president has control, is well aware in the situation room of the the live feed, is where decisions being made. we've got youryou've point that the benghazi attack is an october ssurprise. guest: almost every day some of the national security riders of the new york times have been doing quite a lot on benghazi and the aftermath of the attack. the run-up to it as well. the conservative media believes that it's not being covered enough. whether or not it is, there are guys like tapper at abc, and the new york times and washington post has done a lot of it, reporting the actual on the grounds scenes. this is an effort to undermine the president's advantage on foreign-policy. but i'm not sure there's much there. i'm not fully versed in everything about benghazi and the attack surrounding
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Oct 17, 2012 1:00pm EDT
go over. and we want to get a question from phillip tricolla. >> your energy secretary, steven chu, has now been on record three times stating it's not policy of his department to help lower gas prices. do you agree with secretary chu that this is not the job of the energy department? obama: the most important thing we can do is to make sure we control our own energy. so here's what i've done since i've been president. we have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years. natural gas production is the highest it's been in decades. we have seen increases in coal production and coal employment. but what i've also said is we can't just produce traditional source of energy. we've also got to look to the future. that's why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars. that means that in the middle of the next decade, any car you buy, you're going to end up going twice as far on a gallon of gas. that's why we doubled clean -- clean energy production like wind and solar and biofuels. and all these things have contributed to us lowering our oil imports to the lowest levels in
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
, where christopher stevens and three others died in the attacks last month. she said it is like a big family and that it is painful, absolutely painful. monday she also accepted the blame, adding that the security there is her job, not that of the white house. her comments come as mitt romney criticized the obama administration for its handling of the security before the attack by extremists and the explanation afterwards. she also spoke in advance of the second presidential debate, which will occur tonight. we will see if mitt romney brings up that issue in tonight's debate. going back to the phones, julie is from "the bronx." how have the debates influenced your election? caller: thank you for taking my call. i just want to school people, whoever is listening, how should i say this? when they have obama leading by 49%? with mitt romney behind by 48%? these polls, there are thousands of millions of people in the united states and these polls are taken only by 100 to 200 people. it does not represent everybody in the united states. obama did very well. i hope you understand that mitt
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Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
stevens knew the risk when he volunteered for the assignment. he was a speaker for north africa. this is 40 minutes. >> none of them are very hard. the first job is i want to welcome my friends and ambassadors. we honored that you came to join us today. second i want to ask after our keynote address is done, you all remain in your seats to help get the party out of the room. and my third task is to introduce somebody who needs less of an introduction than anybody in washington. general brother croft is national security advice tor to ford and bush. a graduate of west point. i think for all of us who have worked with him he's a model of judgment here in washington. he's a counselor and trustee of crirks is and i introduce general to introduce our keynote speaker. thank you. >> good afternoon. it's a real pleasure for me to be able to stand here for jon and introduce our speaker today. it's a testimony to the importance of north africa, to global security that the secretary of state has taken time to address this conference oh on the ma grab in transition. the forces that are surg
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Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
stevens and three other brave americans were killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi. the state department has made clear there were no protesters there. it was a preplanned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this a massive intelligence failure? >> chris stevens was one of our best. we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. we will get to the bottom of it and wherever the facts lead us, we will make clear, whatever mistakes were made will not be made again. you should take a look at his most important responsibility. that is caring for the national security of the country. take a look at how he has handled the issues of the day. on iraq, the president has said he would end the war. governor romney said that was a tragic mistake. we should have left 30,000 troops there. with regard to afghanistan, he said he will end the war in 2014. governor romney said we should not set a date. when it came to osama bin laden, the president, the first day in office, i was sitting with him in the oval office and he called in the cia, my highest priority is to get bin laden. prior
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
stevens and then a conversation with mike leavitt. it is just two different worlds. i honestly believe it would not be that the similar period a very different conversation that the one you would have with jack lew it or whoever is thinking through what obama would do in november/december of this year and for six months of next year. i do not think it is impossible. i think maybe it is just the way we will conduct ourselves, which is pick extremely quickly after election day. i do not buy the argument the partisanship is so bad. that will be an unusual situation, what we have not had in a long time. in any case, i think -- it is not going to be a lot of clues about this over the next five weeks, i do not think. >> which is unfortunate. >> congressman gordon. >> the partnership -- partisanship is very bad and will take leadership to get through that. going back to the ambassador's comments about how their romney would govern. i completely agree with the deal making aspect of working with congress. we saw that as governor of massachusetts he brought democrats into the cabinet. he
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Oct 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
out there and do it. [applause] >> monday, retired supreme court justice john paul stevens will talk about the second amendment and come mons. -- gun laws. monday, we will look at the future of world broadband and telecommunications. to the hudson institute will debate whether subsidies should be provided to companies in exchange for extending brought into rural areas. our live coverage begins at 10:00 eastern, here on c-span. a few of the mitt romney's surrogates' spoke at crowley in this weekend at his nevada at campaign headquarters near las vegas. one was the governor, susanna martinez, who serves as the honorary co-chair of the mitt romney's outreach committee. from summerlin, nevada, this is about 10 minutes. >> this is a gentleman who took me under his wing. he really did. this is someone i call a real trusted friend. when the republicans take the majority of the united states senate, this gentleman will be the chairman of the finance committee. what a difference. what a difference that will make for america. let me introduce you to orrin hatch. >> kamal. thank you so much. we
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
participating in the debate. they are democratic state senate majority peter steven horsford and republican danny tarkanian. let us begin. mr. tarkanian, a coin toss determined you're up first. >> thank you and thank you to pbs for hosting this debate and giving people an opportunity to hear from their candidates about important issues. these are part of forms for the public to see the differences and the contrast between each of the candidates. this is so important that i offered to debate my opponent and each of the different counties in which this district represents. this is a large we did the largest and most diverse districts in the state with a lot of different interests -- this is the largest and most of first district in the state with a lot of different ages. unfortunately, my opponent declined to do so. over the past nine months, i travel throughout the district and talk to the people from these communities. we discussed the issues that affect them and some solutions we hope to solve. i look forward to talking about those solutions today and i appreciate you watching.
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
. they are champions for the state and country. we are proud to have them on our side. also steven horsford. all of whom will make wonderful representatives in congress. [applause] and of course i want to recognize congresswoman berkley who will make a tremendous senator. most of all -- we need her. but most of all, i want to thank all of you. thank you for being here today. thank you for working so hard. i am glad you guys are fired up and ready to go. i love it. [applause] because if you have not noticed, i am feeling pretty fired up and ready to go myself. so here is the secret. one of the reasons i really love campaigning, and i do not share this with my husband often, but it is because i get to do one of my favorite things -- i get to talk about the man that i love and have an admired since the day i met him 23 years ago. this is a very good excuse. all the men out there, we know we wives do all this might talk behind your back. hopefully he is not listening. although my husband's is handsome and charming and incredibly smart, that is not what i married him. no. listen up. to
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Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
, one month ago tonight on the anniversary of 9/11, ambassador stevens and three other brave americans were killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi. the state department has made clear there were no protesters there. it was a preplanned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this a massive intelligence failure? >> chris stevens was one of our best. we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. we will get to the bottom of it and wherever the facts lead us, we will make clear, whatever mistakes were made will not be made again. you should take a look at his most important responsibility. that is caring for the national security of the country. take a look at how he has handled the issues of the day. on iraq, the president has said he would end the war. governor romney said that was a tragic mistake. we should have left 30,000 troops there. with regard to afghanistan, he said he will end the war in 2014. governor romney said we should not set a date. when it came to osama bin laden, the president, the first day in office, i was sitting with him in the oval office and h
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Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
president gore, the next question is for you, and it will be asked by steven koosmann. mr. koosmann, where are you, sir? you're right behind me as well. there we go. >> right next to the last. >> it seems that when we hear about issues of this campaign, it's usually medicare, social security or prescription drugs. as a college professor, i hear a lot of apathy amongst young people who feel that there are no issues directed to them. and they don't plan to vote. how do you address that? >> we've got to change it. i spend a good deal of time talking to young people, and in my standard speech out there on the stump i usually end my speech by saying, i want to ask you for something and i want to direct it especially to the young people in the audience. and i want to tell you what i tell them. sometimes people who are very idealistic and have great dreams, as young people do, are apt to stay at arm's length from the political process because they think their good hearts might be brittle, and if they invest their hopes and allow themselves to believe, then they're gonna be let down and disappoint
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Oct 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
under attack. describing that they were under attack them been the ambassador chris stevens who was later killed said was in a safe haven in the compound and later talks about how the shooting has stopped apparently. one of the most telling e-mails comes atwo hours after the attack, that the embassy was reporting that a local militia group which has some ties to al qaeda is reporting that it is claiming responsibility for the attack on facebook and twitter. the significance of this is that this should have shown that the white house and the rest of the administration knew much earlier than they said that this was a terrorist attack. intelligence officials have told me that there was a whole bunch of information coming in, some of its contradictory and some of it confusing in the initial hours after the attack. to place more of emphasis on these and that particular e- mail really would put too much weight on one single piece of evidence. it does it feed into the narrative that some republicans have been voicing in recent weeks, that the administration did not blame the attack for too
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Oct 13, 2012 4:21pm EDT
how important this is, not just what happened, but how it happened. first of all, ambassador stevens wrote to the secretary of state and others and said i know mr. are al qaeda cells here in libya, and i don't feel safe. those pleas were ignored. why did that happen? this white house and people like dr. ruiz, who are sympathizers and apologists for the greatness of america still believe that -- they believe that actually, if we apologize to our opponents, if we're just nice to them, they'll be nice to us in return. because of this our country is less safe, it is a much more dangerous place today than it was four years ago. >> thank you, congresswoman. dr. ruiz, you have 30 seconds to rebut. >> congresswoman continues to speak the language of gridlock. this is clear evidence why congress is broken. now, over and over she will repeat this incident in the city of plymouth, and it's a shame, it is a shame, it is a shame that you are trying to make me seem like i'm anti-american. >> six years, six years, six years. >> the beauty of america, for which my father and your uncles went to war
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
chris stevens who was killed in a terrorist attack. he went on to say the u.s. is determined to bring to justice the perpetrators of that attack. the incident has triggered a debate in washington over whether the visitor -- ambassador and mission were given sufficient protection. turning to the economy, the commerce department says retail sales rose sharply in december, reflecting higher consumer confidence and improve and the job market. consumers bought more cars, gasoline, and electronics. sales rose just over 1 percent in september after a 1.2% rise in august that was revised higher. both were the largest since october 2010. stock futures reacted to the games are seeing gains. s&p 500 futures up 7.9 points. the dow adding 60. the nasdaq 100 are of 19. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> take a look as he stands debate have. video of the vice-presidential debate in the presidential debate from earlier this month or seek individual clips of each question. tuesday you can see live, behind-the-scenes coverage. engage with livege was liv tweets from political rep
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Oct 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the democratic party. steven up next on our republican line. this is adele, wisconsin. go ahead. caller: a couple of things here. we've got tammy baldwin run forg the u.s. senate here in wisconsin. i believe she's also let me call it right now house of representatives. did she give up her thing there as the house of representatives when he ran? i'm not really sure. but also, i want to say i'm really -- you talked about medicare when they took away 716 billion out of medicare that scares me. also how can you vote for even stand for -- i'm sorry but our president and in ben gazzie when that whole group lied for weeks on what happened there. blaming a movie and when they knew two hours later the truth. i'm really sorry for you, sir. and you talk about spending money. how about our recall 13 billion or million dollars for the recall? ridiculous. thank you. guest: well, there's a lot going on in that call. let me see what i can do to address it. tammy baldwin representative of the second congressional district since 1998 and a fabulous job did give up her seat to run for the senate.
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
were formed by this constant reading and re- imagining of other people's ideas. >> steven johnson is our guest next sunday. he will look at the cyberworld, popular culture, and computer networking and politics, live at noon eastern on "book tv" on c- span2. >> "washington journal" continues. host: a preview of the supreme court term with jess bravin, that beginning today. themes are merging? guest: big cases involving same- sex marriage as well as the voting rights act. expect those cases to be added later on in the year. so far they have not. the cases that have been placed on the docket, the biggest is affirmative action. that's coming up on october 10. the first time in nearly a decade the court as look at whether universities can use racial preferences in admissionss. the other cases are interesting and important, but they don't have the cataclysmic reputation of the cases we had last year involving the immigration and health-care. host: i was going to ask what you learned from last year's term. and the dynamic of the court now moving forward. guest: no one that i know of expe
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